Things to Do in Montclair

Montclair NJ offers a wide variety of attractions and ambiance for visitors and residents alike. Whether you’re up for a stroll through a lovely town, attending musical performances, eating out at some terrific restaurants, or soaking arts and culture, you’ll find it all in this charming North Jersey town. If you’re looking for things to do in NJ this weekend, Montclair is where you want to be.

Must-See and Do in MontclairNJ

The Wellmont Theater

In 1929, the Wellmont Theater was converted into a movie theater on Bloomfield Avenue, where inventor Thomas Edison was among its many visitors. Now located on Seymour Street, the Wellmont went through a multimillion-dollar renovation and is one of the largest concert venues in the area with new bars in the orchestra and mezzanine areas, plenty of seating, and a dance floor.

5 Seymour Street, Montclair NJ

Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) engages and inspires the community with its vast collection of American and Native American art. Boasting a collection of more than 12,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints dating from the 18th century to the present, the museum also showcases a variety of contemporary artwork highlighting life in a global context. MAM is home to the only gallery in the world solely dedicated to showing the work of the 19th-century American painter George Inness, who called Montclair his home from 1885 to 1894.

3 S. Mountain Avenue, Montclair NJ

Eating out

One of the best things to do in Montclair is to try one of the many restaurants, which rise to New York City standards, without all the hefty prices. You’ll find everything from casual eateries to fine dining and plenty of coffee shops for a quick sip. Our pick? A relative newcomer to the Montclair dining scene, Laurel & Sage. Your taste buds will come alive with appetizers like lobster bisque, and entrees such as the wild mushroom risotto or pomegranate molasses short ribs.

Yogi Berra Museum

Looking for one of the more historical things to do in NJ this weekend? The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is located on the campus of Montclair State University, honoring the career of world-renowned baseball player and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Yogi Berra. The museum stands next to the Yogi Berra Stadium, and is home to a variety of artifacts and items from Berra’s career, as well as the history of baseball and his contribution to the game. Visitors can also enjoy summer camps, and a sports and business academy for high school and college students.

8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ

Van Vleck House & Gardens

More than 140 years ago, successful businessman Joseph Van Vleck Sr. created a private estate in Montclair NJ, known as the Van Vleck House & Gardens. While there have been several changes to the property since 1868, the stunning U-shaped Italianate villa and landscaped grounds have remained the same. The gardens are full of ericaceous plants that have grown over generations, including hybrid species of rhododendrons and azaleas, but the location also hosts a variety of special events, fundraisers, and other occasions throughout the year.

21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair NJ

Woodhouse Day Spa

Before you hit up any or all of the above, stop by the  Woodhouse Day Spa, a wellness center that offers more than 70 rejuvenating treatments, ranging from simple manicures and pedicures to a variety of therapeutic massages, microdermabrasion, body waxing, Vichy shower body treatments, seaweed body wraps, and more. The spa offers packages that make the perfect gifts, and it’s also a great location for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.

56 South Park Street, Montclair NJ

With so many things to do in Montclair, there’s no reason not to plan a trip there today. Located in the northern part of NJ, it’s easy to get to and offers a beautiful escape for the whole family. What more could you ask for?